Here is the next installment of actors and actresses who are under-appreciated, deserving of more attention or perhaps even their own show:
Amber Benson – Amber got her start in a small role in the box office movie The Crush that starred Cary Elwes and Alicia Silverstone then made guest appearances in the TV shows Promised Land and Cracker before landing her most memorable role of Tara on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. After Buffy ended, Amber guest starred on episodes of Cold Case, Supernatural and Private Practice. She also appeared in the made-for-TV movies Holiday Wishes and 7 Things to Do Before I’m 30. She can be seen in the independent movie The Killing Jar alongside Michael Madsen and Harold Perrineau.
Christina Cole – Her first work was in the box office movie What A Girl Wants with Colin Firth and Amanda Bynes. She then appeared in Foyle’s War and Marple: The Murder at the Vicarage. After that she landed the lead role in the first season of the UK television series Hex and appeared in Jane Erye, Doctor Who, the pilot of the short-lived series Cane, Lost in Austen and Emma. She also had a small role in Casino Royale and appeared in an episode of Human Target. She will be seen in the movie Morlocks with David Hewlett (Stargate Atlantis).
Leslie Grossman – Leslie’s first big role on television was in the WB series Popular, but she is probably best known for her role in the comedy series What I Like About You. Most recently she had a recurring role in the TV series 10 Things I Hate About You. She has also made appearances in episodes of Any Day Now, Charmed, CSI, Nip/Tuck and Notes From the Underbelly. She also had small roles in the box office movies Can’t Hardly Wait, Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous and Spring Breakdown.
Kevin Durand – Kevin’s first big TV role was that of dog-faced Joshua on Dark Angel, but he also had a recurring role in the short-lived series Touching Evil. He is probably best known, though, for his role of Keamy on Lost. His movie roles include The Butterfly Effect, Walking Tall, 3:10 to Yuma, Smokin’ Aces, X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Legion. He was recently seen in the box office movie Robin Hood alongside Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett. Some of this other TV appearances were in Shark, CSI: Miami, Without a Trace, The Dead Zone, Kyle XY, CSI and Andromeda.
Jay R. Ferguson – Jay got his start as a teen in the short-lived TV series The Outsiders (based on the box office hit) and then became a regular on the comedy Evening Shade. He then appeared in the short-lived series Glory Days, Surface and Easy Money as well as recurring roles in Judging Amy and Sleeper Cell. He also guest starred in episodes of CSI: Miami, Weeds, Lie to Me, Castle and The Ghost Whisperer.
Do you agree? Disagree? Do you recognize any or are they all unknowns to you? NGTV would love to hear your thoughts. The next installment will be posted on Wednesday.